Topeak Pannier Drybag DX review

Robust and roomy pannier that should stand the test of time.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

What this pannier might lack in practical features - such as internal pockets - it makes up for in capacity and robustness. It's a cavernous bag that will suit anyone with bulky loads, though it's sheer depth might not suit everyones' set-up. It's as easy as any other pannier to get on and off a rack. Thanks to a well-designed carry handle, it's much more comfy to carry by hand than most.

Reasons to buy
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    Decent carry handle

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    Bright colour option

Reasons to avoid
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    Might be too deep for some

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    No included shoulder strap

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    No internal pockets

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Topeak’s reputation for high quality, durable accessories is well-justified if their Pannier Drybag DX is anything to go by. At a quick glance, you might think it’s not so dissimilar to Ortlieb’s Back Roller Classic, it certainly feels and looks just as robust. But there are some significant differences that set it apart.

Construction and capacity

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